First FishPac export from Japan | 190 kg | Osaka – Hong Kong via Nakamura Air Express (NAX)
NAX (Tokyo) shipped 190kg of live fish and shellfish from Osaka to Hong Kong using the specialised Fishpac System from Australian company, Fishpac Pty Ltd.
This was the first time live seafood has been exported from Japan with this system. Exporters and importers praised the high quality of the arrival condition. FishP0.ac is a revolutionary system with huge potential. NAX is planning to increase exports significantly using this technology.
Fishpac uses a high pressure oxygen cylinder to supply oxygen and maintains the water temperature to allow the transport of live seafood. The first shipment delivered fish from the Osaka market to Hong Kong. There were 4 species sent including snapper from regions such as Tottori and Kagoshima. The product was loaded at Osaka market on 22 Dec early in the morning into a Fishpac tank and delivered to the KIX airport where the oxygen cylinder and equipment for the flight was attached then placed in an LD3 container. This was loaded onto the 10 am Cathay Pacific flight bound for Hong Kong. 2 hours after arrival in HK the product was cleared at 3 pm and delivered to the client at 4 pm (local time).
At inspection there was about 5% damage reported but this was considered an acceptable commercial survival rate and the first shipment was deemed a success.
There is demand in HK for Japanese live seafood and planning for a second shipment is underway. NAX has a strong position in the perishable air cargo business and is known for its fast, same day delivery directly from the auction to HK. Now with the additional advantage of the Fishpac System they will be able to ship large volumes of live fish in good condition. NAX is the only company that can provide this service. After the first successful import of live fish to Japan in 2013 NAX continues to have regular deliveries of imported live seafood to the Tokyo metropolitan area and Kansai.
Interest in exporting Japanese food is gaining momentum. NAX believes Fishpac will allow them to support seafood exports and provide a point of difference to other freight companies. NAX are confident that with their network and superior service they will provide customers with a value added, higher quality product.
Translation of Minato Shimbun Article on Fishpac Export from Japan. December 2015